1. Introduction

Throughout the Bible, there are many references to the judgement of God, and examples of His judgement. This paper considers the effect of the visibility of judgement. Examples are shown in the Bible of where judgement was immediate, and of where it was delayed. It is seen that the wrath of God is a valuable tool as a warning, but one that we should rightly be afraid of. In its absence, we can rejoice in the mercy of God, but need to be cautious at the lesser appearance of discipline.